DHS releasing illegal immigrants before sequester

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it placed “several hundred” immigrants on “supervised release”

AP, By Alicia A. Caldwell, February 26

A week before mandatory budget cuts go into effect across the government, the Department of Homeland Security has started releasing illegal immigrants being held in immigration jails across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday.

Gillian Christensen, an ICE spokeswoman, said ICE has reviewed “several hundred cases” of immigrants being held in jails around the country and released them in the last week. They have been “placed on an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release,” she said.

Whoo, boy…

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  • Can’t you just hear republican heads exploding? lol I visited Hotair and got a chuckle how they are complaining of low information voters, the ones who voted for Obama. Project much? lmao

    • Release of about 300 illegal immigrants from federal custody in Arizona stirs up debate

      Washington Post, By Pamela Constable, February 27

      Tucson, AZ — The release of about 300 illegal immigrants from federal custody in Arizona this week has raised a firestorm of controversy in this volatile border state, which has one of the nation’s toughest laws against illegal immigration and is home to highly vocal groups on both sides of the debate.

      Senior Republican officials in the state, including Gov. Jan Brewer and Sen. John McCain, sharply criticized the releases, which the Obama administration said it is carrying out in several states in anticipation of budget cuts under sequestration. Brewer, an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration, called the move “pure political posturing” that would endanger public safety.

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